In Home Training

In-Home Consultation & Evaluation

The In-Home Consultation & Evaluation is the best place to begin with any dog or puppy. There is no substitute for observing your K-9 companion in his/her own environment. Many times this single session is all that will be required for you to achieve the desired results in modifying your pups’ unwanted behavior. The In-Home Consultation & Evaluation begins by sitting down with each family and discussing the current challenges they are experiencing. We discuss each individual’s history, including training strategies that have been successful or not successful. We also listen to each family member’s concerns and ultimate training goals.

The hands-on work begins next by recreating scenarios that trigger the unwanted behavior and applying effective strategies that are specific to each dog as an individual to correct the unwanted behaviors.

Finally we go over a maintenance plan to assist you in maintaining everything taught in the session. The In-Home Consultation & Evaluation session is typically between 2.5 to 3 hours.

Here are just a few behaviors we typically see and correct :

  • Leash TrainingA brown and white dog standing on top of grass.
  • Basic Obedience
  • Manners
  • Respect of Personal Space
  • Jumping Up
  • Bolting the door
  • Excessive Barking
  • House Training/Crate Training
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Storm Anxiety
  • Excitement Anxiety
  • Chewing/Destruction
  • Food Aggression
  • Dog Aggression
  • Child Aggression
  • Aggression Towards Men

Follow-Up Training Sessions

Sometimes a particular dog will have a more severe or stubborn behavior to correct. Follow-Up Sessions are perfect for such cases.

Follow-Up Sessions may be held in your home or in a public location that will further challenge you and your dog. We will conquer fears, desensitize to stimulus, and build your dog’s confidence in these sessions. (Normally, follow-up sessions will last 1 to 1.5 hours)

Private Puppy Preschool

Private Puppy Preschool is now available for those who prefer a one on one in home session. Not only does this allow us to see your puppy in his/her own environment, it also allows us to work with the whole family as a unit. This is essential for consistency when multiple people within the same household will be interacting with and around the puppy. The curriculum of Private Puppy Preschool vs Group Puppy Preschool is virtually the same including Puppy communication, Basic commands, leash control, jumping, mouthing, chewing and more! Additionally, we will also work on specific problem areas of the house and work on problem areas of your puppies daily routine.

Doggie Boot Camp

Doggie Boot Camp is designed for those dogs that require extended and extensive training that can not be done in the dogs current environment. This is also the best option for owners with very busy schedules or owners who do not feel confident or capable of completing the training themselves. Boot Camp is done on a case by case basis. After the initial evaluation of your dog(s), we will discuss all the behaviors that you wish to have corrected. Your dog will then move into my home and will become a member of my pack. Training is occurring all day every day in and outside of my home. Once training is complete I will work with you to reintegrate your dog(s) back into your home environment and will teach you all the commands to ensure the training will last a lifetime!

Private AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing – 1 prep session & test

The American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen training is a program designed to reward dogs who have mastered good manners and obedience when out in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Class, or the C.G.C. began in 1998 to acknowledge dogs who accomplish excellence obedience when out and about in the community. The AKC wants to acknowledge dogs who have become an example of what an obedient and trained k-9 should be. All dogs who pass the 10 step Canine Good Citizen test will receive a certificate for the American kennel Club!